I find it amusing that as a food blogger, everyone assumes I am a wizard in the kitchen, a Harry Potter of Pots and Pans. Most of my readers and friends expect me to prep the meals from scratch. Others expect me to create a complete menu, from mouth-watering appetizers down to zesty desserts.
Take for instance my husband, who calls me from work and asks what I could make for his company's potluck. I tell him: "Why don't you buy at..." and before I could finish my sentence, he cuts me off saying: "but everyone at work knows you're a food blogger, I should bring something that you made..." His words screamed out of the phone like the sound of a gavel hitting the block as the judge announces the verdict.
Or that one time when in a frenzy, I forgot to make dessert. Pressed for time, I asked my husband to run out to buy something from our neighborhood bakeshop, my son said: "mom you'll lose your credibility?" Excuse me? For doing what every other mom is probably forced to do for lack of time?
Oh well, at some point WE ALL NEED time off.. to take a break... But when I need to whip up a dessert within a few minutes, these fruit cups come to my rescue. You may have your own fruit salad recipe but my version will put some bite into a traditional recipe. It has always been my "sweet rescue" and hopefully it'll be yours too. You don't need to follow my recipe, you can tweak it the way you like it. So let's start:
Fruit Salad Cups
First we need chiffon dessert shells (this is actually store bought)
Fruits (either fresh or canned)
1/2 c condensed milk
1/2 c heavy cream
2 tbsp cream cheese
Drain the fruit salad. Set aside.
Mix the heavy cream, condensed milk and cream cheese. Mix it well. Toss in the fruit salad. Let it chill.
Scoop the fruit salad into the shells.. Voila, it's super easy, and I'm sure your guests will appreciate it just the same.